Yokohama to Launch New Tire
The new MY627W is meant to replace the Y773 model. Yokohama says that the new tire will have a longer life cycle, will be more durable and will have lower operation costs. The tire is designed especially for vehicles that require a high lead-carrying capacity per tire.
The MY627W, designed for waste pick-up operations, “can reduce operating costs because of its great durability and longevity, plus it’s highly retreadable,” said John Cooney, Yokohama director of commercial sales. “It offers the strength needed for heavy loads, with a design that helps reduce heat in stop-and-go driving. Additionally, it features a tread compound that’s resistant to chips and cuts, making it extremely durable.”
The MY627W tire will be available in June 2010 in 315/80R22.5 size (part number 62701) load range L. Highlights of this waste/sanitation tire include:
- A wide outside rib with extra-wide serpentine grooves, which resist tears, while its unique surface shape significantly improves traction.
- Sidewall indentations dissipate heat during stop-and-go driving to prolong casing life and maintain the integrity of the rubber.
- An angled double wave outside groove sustains rib rigidity and reduces stone penetration.
- Sidewall armor provides an extra layer of highly durable rubber, helping to protect against damage from curbing, prolonging the life of the tire.
- The wider tread of the MY627W distributes wear across a larger surface area, providing enhanced traction and longer mileage.
- A special tread compound with anti-chip and anti-cut qualities to increase durability.